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Norwegian Air Force General Appointed U.N. Truce Chief in Palestine

Lt. Gen. Odd Bull, commander of the Royal Air Force of Norway, will assume the post of chief of staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization in Palestine, on June 1, it was announced here today by Secretary General U Thant. He will succeed Maj. Gen. Carl C. von Horn, of Sweden, who had held that post since March 1958.

Gen. Bull will come here May 20 for consultations, Mr. Thant said. The Secretary General noted that the new UNTSO head had done a tour of duty for the United Nations in the Middle East since 1958, when he was an executive member of the United Nations military observers team in Lebanon.

Gen. von Horn had been, in addition to head of UNTSO, the first commander of the United Nations military forces in the Congo, serving from July to December 1960.